Yohji Pour Homme


First, I have a new photoblog, and you can find it here.    I took the photo above when we were in NYC, and Judith and I were resting our feet outside of Bendel’s, sniffing the changes in Tom of Finland on our skin.  When we go to Europe the end of May and first half of June, that’s where we’ll upload all our pictures.  Now, I’m pretty new’ish getting back into photography, so don’t expect too much. I did it many years ago in high school… well, okay, decades.  After high school, I didn’t have the money to get my own SLR camera, so dropped the hobby.  When I stumbled back into it recently, I’ve been having a blast seeing the world through a camera lens.

In the future, when there are get-togethers, that’s where we’ll post the photos from those.

The most fabulous discovery I’ve gotten from reading Luca and Tania’s book so far is Yohji  Homme.  Notes of coffee, rum, licorice, cinnamon and leather.  This is probably the most beautifully, wonderfully addictive, warm scent I’ve sniffed in ages.  Jean-Michel Duriez was the perfumer on it, and it is showing up as discontinued, which is just a travesty.  Beautifully blended, it starts out perfectly balanced between those somewhat strong, gourmandy notes, none of them dominating the other, so it really doesn’t feel foody, just like a warm nose hug.  Some of it reminds me of Bond’s New Haarlem, but it’s not as harsh, woodier.  Those of you that hate licorice/anise, well, steer clear of this, chances are you won’t like it.  Either a man or a woman could wear this, but I suspect women like it more than men, though I’d love to snuggy up to a guy wearing it.  I add a very, very enthusiastic two thumbs up for Yohji Homme.

  • Diana says:

    In looking for this, I’ve come across ‘Yohji Homme’ and ‘Yohji Pour Homme’ as two separate colognes. Can you tell me which you’ve sampled and what the difference is between the two? Many thanks!

  • Disteza says:

    I apologize now for posting this here; I was looking for a more generic message board or something. If there is a better place to put this, please let me know! Neiman Marcus in Tyson’s Corner, VA will be hosting their perfume director on 5/9 and 5/10 as part of their Scent Event. She’ll be doing personal perfume consultations, and I’ve been told she will be bringing some exotic things with her as well as lots of samples. I’ve already weighed in on the possibility of some Jicky parfum; let the SAs know if you have others you’d like to try.

  • Gina says:

    The photo is gorgeous, you’ve definitely got an eye for good photos, which is really harder than it seems. Bravo to you, Patty, for getting back into photography.

    I love Yohji Homme. I bought a bottle ages ago after reading an article by Turin. Glad you love it too. It’s the ultimate comfort scent.

    • Patty says:

      Photos are fun! I’m not sure how good my eye is, but I really love taking them, though portraits are not things I’m good at. 🙂

      Oh, more Yohji fans!!!

  • Robin says:

    Very sorry to see your 2 enthusiastic thumbs up…have been hearing great things about Yohji Homme for years and have been trying to ignore it….cuz you’re not about to tell me where I can buy a cheap bottle, are you, LOL?

  • Patty says:

    Hey, guys! I have to teach all day today, then out for dinner right after, so my comment responses will be little to nonexistent, sorry!!!

  • Judith says:

    Wonderful photo! It’s great to see how this turned out. And I love the blog: can’t wait to see more. I also really like Yohji Homme (no surprise there):)!

  • March says:

    Yay — so you got some pics for your light assignment after all!

    I was going to buy this unsniffed based on their raves thinking, oh, I can take a little anise…. maybe too much for me though. How far into Lolita Lempicka territory do we get? (stifled scream)

  • Elle says:

    Fantastic photo!! No wonder you always choose such wonderful pictures for the blog. Great eye. I love taking photos more than almost anything else in life. Sometimes I wish I’d pursued it as a career, but then maybe some of the joy would have gone out of it for me. Architecture, light patterns and extreme close ups of leaves, rocks, etc. are my obsessions. Just went to your photoblog. LOVE those pics! Can’t wait to see more!
    Yohji Homme is brilliant. Shockingly overlooked.

    • Patty says:

      Photography is wonderful, and I agree that if I were trying to make a living at it, it would suck some of the joy out of it. i love looking at the world through the l;ens. I was showing Harry how to do it last night while we were on our walk, and he fell in love with the lens.

  • Anne says:

    Beautiful photos, Patty. I love the b&w of the trees reflecting onto Trump Tower. My favorite is the shot of the winter roof tops. I took a picture when I was in grade school, so many decades ago I choose not to remember the number, from our upstairs “TV Room” in Yonkers, NY. I still have the photo and I take it out to remember, even feel, the quiet of a new snow morning. You’ve captured that so much more beautifully. Thank you.

    • Patty says:

      april snows are great in Denver. My sister has some a friend took of the Kansas ice storms last winter, and they are just stunning.

  • Marina says:

    I have got to try this!

  • Louise says:

    Oh, this Yohji Man sounds yummy. I am a big fan of the ladies Yohji (the original) and have a darling pal sending me a virgin bottle from Singapore (vs the $400 I’d have to pay on the ‘bay).

    Must note-I love Yohji’s fashion-will never own one, sadly 🙁

    The photo is great-looking forward to more!

  • Maria says:

    Hi, Patty, is that your garden? I love gardens. Consider including more photos of gardens in the future. [-o< I must try Yohji Homme before it disappears. I get so tired of chasing after disappearing fragrances. I didn't know until recently that Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude had been discontinued as a result of a split-up between EL and Tom Ford (at least that's what the SA told me). So I had to purchase that first online although it had not been at the top of my FB list.

    • Patty says:

      That’s part of my front yard. I’m getting ready to do a new design on my backyard. It’s never made me happy, so I’m going to have a landscaper give me some ideas, including a water feature, etc., to make it a tranquil oasis, plus I need to rip out a bunch of grapevines that are slowly choking my fence!

      YDAN is discontinued? That’s a shame, I really liked that!

  • mikeperez23 says:

    Through A Cracked Lens! How cute…

    So, I really really really wanted to like the Yohji Homme when I blind bought it last year. But, alas it was just too…much. Maybe cause I live in Miami (although the Brin de Reglisse by Hermes was lovely. That is for the 1st five minutes it lasts). Maybe it’s because anise sometimes goes wonky on my skin. Maybe it was too sweet. Whatever it was I was not having it. Mind you, I sold it ‘lightning fast’ on Basenotes – so that taught me this scent has a strong fan base. Didn’t surprise me in the least when Turin/Sanchez lauded it.

  • Great photo, Patty! You will love working with a camera again. Digitals are great fun! And don’t forget to download a sample of Photoshop and have even more fun with your camera. Oh, the perfume? You can chase me from here (Southwest) to Australia with one anise seed, so I’ll pass on this one.

    • Patty says:

      already have PHotoshop and have a quick course in it ready to take, as soon as I find time. the little I’ve played with it, I can see why people get addicted to Photoshopping.

  • violetnoir says:

    Gorgeous photo, darling! You have an amazing eye.

    And the Yohji sounds yummy!!